The idea for the Washing Up Bowl came to the designer Ole Jensen one fine day when he was - but where else - washing up in his kitchen. He hesitated as he was about to put easily damaged porcelain and glass into the hard, steel sink. The idea for a flexible, soft washing container was born. He pictured a washing up bowl with a shape that adjusts to the objects inside it and made out of a flexible material like rubber.
He retreated into his workshop and made a prototype of the Washing Up Bowl on his potter’s wheel. The handmade nature of the Washing Up Bowl remained. The shape is elastic, adaptable and stretchable thanks to the rubber material, yet also resistant, stable and durable.
A high-quality washing up brush is included with the Washing Up Bowl. The head of the brush features natural hair and is apparently made from Chinese hog’s bristle.
It is made by hand using traditional methods.In 2002 the Washing Up Bowl was awarded the internationally recognised Design Plus award.